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2016 Utah Governor's Race

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Rollin Cook, head of the Utah Department of Corrections is stepping down next month. For the past five years, he’s overseen the prison system, probation and parole, and other rehabilitation programs.

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert said Monday he regrets comments he made at a closed door breakfast at the Alta Club, where he told supporters he would go anywhere and meet with anyone to raise money for his campaign.

Brian Grimmett

Utah Governor Gary Herbert will face Republican Challenger Jonathan Johnson in a primary. Johnson received more delegate votes than Herbert at Saturday’s GOP State Convention.

Brian Grimmett

Both Democratic gubernatorial candidates announced their choice for lt. governor Monday.

Brian Grimmett

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson has chosen Robyn Bagley to be his running mate and choice for Lt. Governor.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert faced off with Republican challenger Jonathon Johnson in a debate Monday leading up to the state GOP convention later this month. 

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Every four years, ahead of a gubernatorial election, the nonprofit Utah Foundation surveys Utahns about what issues they are most concerned about. In a panel discussion put on by the foundation on Thursday, candidates for the governor’s race were given a chance to respond to those concerns.

Brian Grimmett

Mike Weinholtz, a former CEO of Utah based CHG Healthcare Services, has announced that he’ll be running for Governor as a Democratic candidate this year. 

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Former Overstock.com CEO Jonathon Johnson announced his candidacy for Governor at the Utah Republican Party organizing convention on Saturday.